C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$643
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,706
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    50%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

    Buckfield Reviews

    9 reviews
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    It would be a whole lot better if there was actual public transportation in the area. The only way to get around is if you have a vehicle, someone you know has a vehicle and will give you rides, or you walk. Though there is the occasional biker, it's pretty rare. People don't usually watch out for pedestrians and assume that the person walking is the one who will stop, not the person driving. With such a small town there really isn't much parking though you make do with what you're given.
    Review Buckfield
    There isn't really any crime. Occasionally you'll see the stray cop car cruising around, but with little to no crime they aren't really needed. The only thing is the possession of marijuana by many of the teenagers and more than a few of the adults. Though this doesn't interfere with anyones safety.
    The weather is pretty nice most days. The only thing that sucks is winter. The town doesn't really take care of the roads and if you've got less than perfect tires on your vehicle? You aren't making it up even the tiniest of hills. Other than that its like any other Maine town. Four seasons, and summer and spring are usually the best.